Pa. Department of Transportation
The snow is melting, but that’s only exposing more gaping potholes throughout the region.
The governor says the Guard has 14 four-wheel-drive ambulances available to support civilian EMTs in areas of the state hardest hit by the storm.
Penndot’s Nick Martino says the suburbs north and west of the city could see as much as 14 inches of snow while the city and the I-95 corridor will get snow at first and then sleet and rain.
City councilman Jim Kenney has a long list of concerns about how the Streets Department uses salt during snowstorms. Topping the list is whether road salt poses serious health hazards to dogs or small children.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it has already spent half its winter weather budget, but promises it will be business-as-usual no matter what the rest of the season brings.
Penndot secretary Barry Schoch emphasizes this move does not mean the bridges are unsafe.
Phase one of the nearly $21-million project calls for crews to completely rebuild Markley Street, also known as Route 202 South.
The concept for a new Route 202 dates back nearly half a century, and now it’s just about two months from reality.
Penndot officials say the four suspects were employed by them as subcontractors, and note that between 60 and 70 of these cast-iron grates have been reported missing in the past year and a half.
Amtrak has been ordered by Congress to slash its $8-million annual subsidy for the Philadelphia-to-Harrisburg “Keystone” route.
The five Pennsylvania Department of Transportation photo and exam centers in Philadelphia will stay open until 7pm on Thursdays, from September 27th until November 8th.
Mayor Nutter wanted extra hours and extra personnel at all ID centers every day until Election Day. The state countered with a few extra hours on Thursdays.
“Motorists need to be reminded that disregarding a ramp meter is a punishable offense and it carries the same penalties as running a red light,” says Penndot spokesman Gene Blaum.
EZ Pass is one of a number of technologies used for traffic management that — for some — stoke privacy concerns.
Do red-light cameras reduce accidents, or cause them? There are impassioned arguments on both sides.